[ob-jikt-lis, -jekt-]


not directed toward any goal; purposeless; aimless.
having no object: an objectless preposition.

Origin of objectless

First recorded in 1795–1805; object + -less
Related formsob·ject·less·ly, adverbob·ject·less·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for objectless

Historical Examples of objectless

  • The cliff was not in the way or anything; but this objectless blasting was all the work going on.

    Heart of Darkness

    Joseph Conrad

  • Twice he turned away and returned to make some objectless remark to me.

    The Motor Pirate

    George Sidney Paternoster

  • How hollow and objectless to-day seemed the results of the last month!

    The Angel of Pain

    E. F. Benson

  • He wandered about the town in an objectless way hour after hour, and then went home.

    Of High Descent

    George Manville Fenn

  • Have we not to deplore the objectless character of our prayer-meetings?

    The Assembly of God

    C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh